Does good drinking water mean good growing water?

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by NeWcS, Jan 23, 2013.

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    NeWcS

    NeWcS Active Member

    My city is known for its excellent drinking water, does that mean it's ideal for growing? I know plants have different needs than people. I read it at 250ppm (.5) and from this link they say the same.

    Could anyone in the know, take a look at this and see what ya think?

    www.auroragov.org/cs/groups/public/documents/document/002350.pdf
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    BelieveInJesus

    BelieveInJesus New Member

    Your water looks great man
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    NeWcS

    NeWcS Active Member

    Looks great for growing? I know its good to drink for cotton mouth
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    gentrykappa

    gentrykappa Member

    my tap is same ppm no prob
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    VX420

    VX420 Active Member

    Yes,, you local water keeps you local plants alive. Pot will grow.. can you make it better YES/.. but is 98% to 99% worth your time and money for better water.
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    GreenThumbSucker

    GreenThumbSucker Well-Known Member

    Thats 350 ppm on a .7 meter. You will most likely have issues if you are growing hydroponically, but maybe not. Only one way to find out.
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    jrainman

    jrainman Active Member

    U.S Classification for water ........On .5 scale ...Soft water 0-60 ppm..... moderatly hard 61-120 ppm...... Hard 121-180 ppm....Very hard 181- up ppm
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    ProfessorPotSnob

    ProfessorPotSnob New Member

    I have seen some impressive grows using very hard water .. Hydro included !
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    NeWcS

    NeWcS Active Member

    I've been growing for a couple years now in hydro and it seems to work just fine.
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    NeWcS

    NeWcS Active Member

    Does anyone see a need for a calmag type product? I do get some pretty brown leaves from time to time. The water chart I posted doesn't include either.

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